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Brian Cockburn Brian Cockburn's principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, and intellectual property.
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Phone: 8-6978

Creative Commons License

Copyright@JMU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

For Students

Copyright Triage

Need to know or teach the basics of copyright, NOW?  Have a quick question about how intellectual propery might impact your teaching, scholarship, learning.  If you're more of a visual learner try the Copyright Navigator Prezi presentation.

Protecting Your Work

Want to know who owns teaching material, student assignments, or new inventions?

Using Protected Works

Scholars build on the works of others.  Isaac Newton is credited with saying "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants."  Yet, using other's works is becoming increasingly complex.

Resources and Tools

Need to determine if your use is "Fair"?  Can you stream that video in Blackboard?  Need a quick way to teach copyright principles?

About Citing Sources

Do you need to know how to cite sources, what sources to cite, or other legal, social, or ethical issues surrounding using other's works?

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD's)

An ETD is an openly-accessable electronic verison of your thesis/dissertation that will be kept by JMU Libraries instead of a bound, paper copy.